Is it possible to tell JPanel to set its size to fit all components that it contains? Something like
After looking at the source code for
pack(), I came up with:
This forces the panel to recalculate its preferred size based on the preferred sizes of its subcomponenents.
You may or may not have to call
validate() afterward; in my tiny example, it seemed to make no difference, but the Javadoc says:
validatemethod is used to cause a container to lay out its subcomponents again. It should be invoked when this container's subcomponents are modified (added to or removed from the container, or layout-related information changed) after the container has been displayed.
So I guess it depends on why you're having to repack your